Obtaining a utility patent requires filing a nonprovisional patent application - either on its own or on the basis of an existing provisional application. A nonprovisional application goes directly to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for examination on its merits. If approved, a patent will issue, along with all attendant intellectual property rights.

Efficient, Flat-Fee Patent Services

Securing a utility patent can be a lengthy, complicated process. Your nonprovisional application must have a strong legal basis and adhere to rigorous requirements. It must be meticulously thorough and detailed. It must include an adequate description of the claim - along with drawings and diagrams, in most cases - and an Information Disclosure Statement addressing relevant prior art. Additionally, if you are seeking to reap the benefits of a provisional application, you must ensure that the two applications are sufficiently similar.

Given the investment you have made in developing the invention, it is well worth the investment to make sure your rights are secured. At the Eldredge Law Firm, we provide patent law services for affordable flat-rate fees. Our goal is to help you secure legal protection for your idea as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Proactive Steps To Help You Succeed

With a branch in the Houston area and multiple locations throughout Texas, as well as an office location in Denver, Colorado, our attorneys handle nonprovisional patent applications for clients nationwide. We practice exclusively in intellectual property law, and we have a strong record of success in prosecuting hundreds of patent applications.

We go the extra mile to help clients succeed.

Our lawyers leverage backgrounds in law, science and engineering to give our clients a strong footing for success.

We also take concrete, proactive steps to minimize delays. For example, our lawyers prepare computer assisted drawings (CADs) themselves, which saves time and money. We also interview the USPTO examiner throughout the process to continue championing our clients' application. If necessary, we also represent clients in office actions to challenge a patent denial or address the examiner's concerns.

Find out more about whether your invention or idea is suitable for a patent application. For a free initial consultation, please call 800-653-6423 or send us an email.